KROOS ON WHY MADRID LOST TITLE
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes that the controversial moment in the match with Sevilla at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano cost his team the La Liga title.
Real Madrid were awarded a penalty after Karim Benzema was brought down in the box before VAR picked out an handball decision against Madrid defender Eder Militao moments before the penalty decision involving Benzema. Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic stepped up to tuck away the resulting penalty to edge Sevilla 2-1 ahead.
Eden Hazard scored the equaliser for Real Madrid on the stroke of full-time as the two teams settled for a 2-2 draw but Toni Kroos is adamant that his team deserved more from the game. At the time of the game, both Real Madrid and Sevilla were still in contention for the league title.
If the decision had gone the way of Real Madrid, they would have finished on the same points with Atletico Madrid thereby ending with the league title due to their better head-to-head record.
On the final day of the latest La Liga campaign, only the Madrid duo of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were in contention for the league as both Sevilla and Barcelona had dropped out of the race to win the league title. In the end, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid had to do it the hard way to secure victory on the final day of the season.
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both trailed 1-0 at the half-time interval before going on to win the game 2-1. Real Madrid played Villarreal at home, while Atletico Madrid were guests of Real Valladolid.